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Try this collection of prompts for tinkering at home.
Learning Toolbox: Engage in activities about the science of coronavirus and explore our online resources for learning at home.
Science of Water: Food Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
Browse our growing online collection of interactive exhibits.
Global Climate Change Explorer • Discover how researchers study climate change and examine the latest scientific data.
Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.
Wired Pier Environmental Field Station • Explore weather, air quality, and water conditions from San Francisco Bay
Dive into websites, activities, apps, and more.
Find out why biodiversity benefits plants and people alike.
An introduction to spectra and to the space-based telescopes. The site includes a number of hands-on activities.
Step inside San Francisco's landmark camera obscura with operator Robert Tacchetto.
Use wind to power a motor and light an LED.
How can forensic science become more scientific?
Get to know the early electronic instrument the ondes Martenot.
Tour a hydroponic greenhouse in frozen Antarctica.
Gather and compare real data about sunspots and solar x-ray activity.
An ordinary metal spoon can make some astounding sounds!
Experience this unique piece by Chloe Stamper, performed at Resonance.
Contemplate the continuum of cinema at After Dark.
Explore the ideas behind Science of Sharing with these Activities.
Where are you in infinity? Try the Infinity Room.
Turn sound into light and back again.
Learn about common techniques for peering inside the body in order to diagnose disease and injury.
by Eileen Campbell • July 22, 2017
Watch the moon pass through its phases as we count down to the total solar eclipse. Today: a new moon.
Explore the mysterious interactions between light and geography through the eyes and works of artists Charles Ross and James Turrell.
In Silhouette invites you to experience remarkably complex and inventive works of shadow play.
Consider the ethics and legal ramifications of physician aid in dying.
Reflect on the deeper significance of Soap Film Painting.
A fish-eye view of the brain
Explore the process of reconstructing a skull as a 3-D model.
Learn the science behind bad hair days, and learn how hair increases its length when humidity increases, making curly hair frizz and straight hair go limp.
Listen to the story of Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball. . .
by Exploratorium Staff • June 15, 2015
Juan Felipe Herrera has been tapped as the next poet laureate of the United States
Sperimenta interattivamente l'illusione del muro del caffé.
What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient?
by Sebastian • August 16, 2019
Explore Saturn, its rings and moons, and see the latest images.
British artist Tim Hunkin discusses his whimsical Tinkerer's Clock.
This new version of an old game will bend your brain.
Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time!
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?"
Open a celestial and technological time capsule—watch this eclipse webcast.
Get blinded with science: investigate imaging instruments on the Mars rover.
Explore the evolution of music and dance with Alonzo King and Bernie Krause.
In this video, Exploratorium educator Aiona Bones invites you to look through the vortex.
Build a mirrored tube that lets you see around corners and over walls.
Each webcast, the Exploratorium staff and teachers demonstrate their science projects and compete for the title of IRON SCIENCE TEACHER!
Check in on the fifth annual Science of Cocktails event.
by Exploratorium Staff • June 3, 2015
Colleen will perform selections from her April 2015 album, Captain of None.
Put on a mask and see how we communicate with our bodies as well as with our faces and words.
The fact and fiction behind some bizarre gardening remedies.
Try your hand at explaining symbols both modern and ancient, and then make your own.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Come along as we explore the cool, dark world of cheese.
Explore an interactive map.
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